There are approximately 35 varieties of hydrangea throughout the Garden, with three areas specifically devoted to these popular plants. The original planting of hydrangeas is north of the Hosta Trail. The second, a lush garden surrounding the space adjacent to the Blecken Pavilion, is a spectacular planting and popular site for garden weddings and other special occasions. The panicled hydrangea collection is west of the Butterfly Garden. Southwind Garden Club sponsors the Hydrangea Garden with an annual financial gift, and the area is maintained with support from the Mid-South Hydrangea Society. The Hydrangea Garden surrounding the Blecken Pavilion was originally designed by Diane Meucci of Gardens Oy Vey.